Its an old recipe that my mom has used for years and has always been a favorite of everyone of all ages.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 - 9x13 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for a 9x13 inch pan. Poke holes in cake while still hot with a fork. Make gelatin with 1 cup of boiling water, then stir in cold water. Slowly pour liquid gelatin over hot cake. Cool cake completely in the freezer before frosting.

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  • To make the frosting: Using an electric mixer, beat together the instant pudding, whipped topping and milk until thickened. Pour over completely cooled cake. Keep cake in freezer until ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts

343 calories; protein 5.5g; carbohydrates 63.1g; fat 8.3g; cholesterol 4.9mg; sodium 658.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
A lot of the flavor of this cake will depend on what flavor Jell-O you use. If your not that keen on orange or simply think that orange Jello-O would not taste good with chocolate cake then don't use that flavor. I used Black Berry Fusion Jell-O and I found the flavors went very well together. The Jell-O keeps the cake super moist and unlike another reviewer I didn't have a problem with the cake crumbling. We also really liked the frosting. Read More
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/12/2006
I liked the frosting for this cake but the cake itself was awfully crumbly and tasted odd. Maybe I am just not used to a chocolate jello cake. Read More
(3)
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2010
A lot of the flavor of this cake will depend on what flavor Jell-O you use. If your not that keen on orange or simply think that orange Jello-O would not taste good with chocolate cake then don't use that flavor. I used Black Berry Fusion Jell-O and I found the flavors went very well together. The Jell-O keeps the cake super moist and unlike another reviewer I didn't have a problem with the cake crumbling. We also really liked the frosting. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2006
This cake turned out fabulous! I made it for a dinner party and everyone was impressed. It was very moist and melted in your mouth. My grocery store didn't have the whipped topping mix so I used a tub of frozen whipped topping (Cool Whip(R)). I still mixed it with the chocolate pudding and just added a bit of milk to help with the consistency. Also I didn't need such a large cake for the small dinner party so I split the cake into 1 one cake and 12 cupcakes. Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2006
I liked the frosting for this cake but the cake itself was awfully crumbly and tasted odd. Maybe I am just not used to a chocolate jello cake. Read More
(3)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2005
My husband gives this recipe a five star rating. Read More
(2)